‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘festivals’ are two things that don’t normally go together. If you’ve ever been to one, you’ve probably witnessed the mountains of plastic bottles, cans and other rubbish littering the venue. Yep, as fun as they are, they can be a bit of an environmental disaster. But with people finally starting to get serious about the planet, this is slowly changing. A number of festivals across the world have started to adopt sustainable practices, so you can have a great time while still being kind to the environment.
Located in California, USA, Lightning in a Bottle is all about sustainability—providing its attendees with free water and teaching about cultural respect, renewable energy and greener ways of living, such as recycling. This event also works with several partner organisations to keep this a drug-free and safe event for all that attend.
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Believe it or not, Japan is one of the cleanest countries in the world—so it makes sense that it’s home to one of the cleanest festivals, too! While this is one of Japans largest music festivals, the rock-loving festival at Naeba Ski Resort is all about sustainable practices and celebrating the green life. It even has a solar-powered stage run by volunteers!
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This huge festival takes place in the UK and spreads over 5 days. With the mission to provide a greener, cleaner venue, Glastonbury works alongside Oxfam, Greenpeace and Water Aid to make a difference. It also has more than 100 volunteers who help keep their grounds clean.
Learn more about Glastonbury Festival